Brothers arrested for robbing Wells Fargo in Yuma

Brothers arrested for robbing Wells Fargo in Yuma

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Jesus Alaniz, 25. Jesus Alaniz, 25.
Nestor Alaniz, 21. Nestor Alaniz, 21.

Web Reporter: Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor

Yuma, Ariz. (KSWT News 13) - Police now tell us they have arrested two brothers for robbing the Wells Fargo bank on Catalina Drive and 8th Avenue this morning.

Yuma police tell KSWT News 13 they chased 25-year-old Jesus Alaniz after he ran out of the bank with money in hand at around 10 a.m.

YPD caught up to Jesus near Kofa High School and arrested him. The school is on holiday break, so no students were at the school during the robbery or chase.

Jesus' younger brother, 21-year-old Nestor Alaniz, was also arrested for aiding in the bank robbery.

Both men face charges of burglary, robbery and theft. A records check revealed that Jesus also had previous charges for weapon theft. 

The bank reopened for business at about 2:00 p.m.

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